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Kristy Meade appointed to Group Show Director, Textile Events

Jul 25, 2012

Messe Frankfurt USA announces today the hiring of Kristy Meade to Group Show Director, Textile Events, responsible for managing the teams producing Texworld USA Winter/Summer, Apparel Sourcing, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas.

“We are pleased to add Kristy to our team. Her professionalism, strong track record in managing successful events and expertise in the textile industry make her a valuable addition to our team .” stated John Gallagher, president of Messe Frankfurt USA. 

Meade has 13 years of experience in domestic and international events.  Most recently Kristy was the Director of Events / Educational Development at Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), at which she managed and developed various events with more than 8,000 attendees.

"Messe Frankfurt  has an exceptional and longstanding reputation for producing quality events,” Meade said, “I am eager to join the team  and contribute to their continued success.”

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About Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organizer, with 424 million euros in sales in 2009 and more than 1,660 employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 52 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2009, Messe Frankfurt organised more than 90 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

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